20 Feb 2023
Listening to James Tabor’s new video chat, below, a one-hour overview of the Bible’s Hebrew prophets treated as single body of literature, led me back for a second listen to Zeb Larson’s conversation with Gene Zubovich, recorded last year for the New Books Network, about Zubovich’s book on Liberal Protestants ascendant in the middle of the N. American 20th century. The Evangelicalism I was brought up in in the ’70s and ’80s was reaction to the Liberal Protestants and rejection of their Bible. The Bible they loved and were energized by was for people like me something rendered effectively foreign. I like this talk from Tabor as among other things a glimpse of their Old Testament and of the religious-political passions it sustained.